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Wedding Venue – Glen Tanar

Hello readers, 

If you’re searching for wedding venues in Scotland, search no further, we have found a true hidden gem! Glen Tanar Estate is situated in a beautiful glen at the heart of Royal Deeside and within the spectacular Cairngorms National Park, offering spectacular views of Scotland’s most stunning scenery. Glen Tanar Estates offer a wide range of packages for brides, including various holiday homes that can accommodate up-to 36 guests. Here’s all you need to know about this stunning venue, including wedding packages, and more. 

Glen Tanar’s professional team will help plan your special day down to every detail from your arrival at the magnificent Tower of Ess, to the historic private Chapel of St Lesmo where you can exchange your vows, down to the spacious Ballroom where you and your guests will dance the night away, Glen Tanar Estates guarantees to provide you with the best service for an unforgettable day. 


The wonderful location of the estate entitles couples to capture photographs that simply cannot be put into words, whatever season or occasion Glen Tanar’s enthusiastic team will work with you to create a unique and memorable day. 

The Ballroom

Widely regarded as one of Scotland’s finest wedding venues, the Victorian Ballroom at Glen Tanar has hosted celebrations for over a century. Built by Glen Tanar’s original founder, Sir William Cunliffe Brooks, in 1869 and originally the music room of Glen Tanar House, our unique Ballroom provides a spectacular space for every stage of your wedding.

The ceiling is adorned with over 700 antlers, all from the estate. Guests have exclusive use of the venue, experiencing Victorian grandeur the minute you cross the threshold.

With space to seat up to 160 guests, the Ballroom also boasts a roaring open fire, a beautiful grand piano and excellent acoustics, while the adjacent lawns outside are a pleasing space for drinks receptions and garden games during Spring and Summer weddings.

The ballroom is absolutely spectacular, my mind has drifted off into the 101 million ways brides can decorate this magnificent venue. 


Brides can sit back and relax, knowing that Glen Tanar has 9 luxurious self catering holiday cottages to choose from. Each graded to 4 star and sleeping from 2 to 11 persons. Butlers Lodge, Woodend and Garden Cottage are a short walk from the Ballroom and are very popular with wedding guests. 


The Ceremony

Depending on the type of wedding you are hosting, at Glen Tanar you have the option to get married in the luxurious Ballroom which seats up to 160 guests or at the beautiful Chapel of St Lesmo which can seat 70.

The Chapel is registered as an independent Episcopal Chapel, and regular services take place throughout the summer. It is managed by The Glen Tanar Charitable Trust. Built by Sir William Cunliffe Brooks in 1872 near the ruins of the former manor house of Braeloine, the Chapel of St Lesmo is a popular venue for wedding ceremonies at Glen Tanar, and located a short walk from Glen Tanar Ballroom.

Meet the Team


Planning a wedding is never easy when you’re doing it alone, rest assure that you are in safe hands when it comes to planning a wedding at Glen Tanar, their team has extensive experience organising a wide range of events.

Jane Lees: An award-winning wedding planner, Jane has 20 years experience in planning and delivering weddings. Having worked with Glen Tanar for over 12 years, Jane loves meeting couples for the first time, and working with them to create their perfect day. She goes above and beyond to ensure a wedding is not just good but exceptional, and often hears from clients that their Glen Tanar wedding was ‘far better than they could ever have imagined’.

Shona Tracy: Shona has been part of the Glen Tanar team for over 16 years, in a variety of roles from administration to wedding planning. She loves the challenges involved in preparing the perfect wedding, and the variety of responsibilities the job brings at every stage, from chatting with couples to delivering the special event many months later.

Both Jane & Shona can help couples with all aspects of planning a wedding from start to finish. Recommending and sourcing the best suppliers in Scotland, from florists and photographers to caterers and cake bakers.

Wedding Gallery

We simply can’t get enough of these dreamy wedding images taken by Aboyne Photographics.

So ladies, if you’re dreaming of a romantic Scottish wedding that is spectacular whatever the season. Then I would highly recommend Glen Tanar as a venue. Their breathtaking views, and outstanding service simply makes it hard to resist. 

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Images supplied by Aboyne Photographics.


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